Just For Today

by Starla J. King on September 3, 2014

Just for today,

no comparisons
no doubts
no judgment
lean towards joy
follow beauty
take everything off the back burner
3 thank you notes
2 time outs
1 step into love
listen to yourself
ask nature
walk the dirt road and leave your shoes dusty
write anyway
plan for magic
eat every color
read a haiku
show up.



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The Whisper in the Room

August 21, 2014

It’s a crowded room, packed to the gills with friends, family members, and a few unknowns who showed up through some distant line of connections.  Although nobody is actually yelling, the noise level is high as people try to hear each other in umpteen conversations around the buffet line. “MY GOODNESS, COUSIN MARTHA STILL MAKES THE BEST BRISKET, […]

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What Really Matters

August 14, 2014

“If you read the letters written by the painter van Gogh, you will see what his creative impulse was.  He loved the sky, for example.  He loved human beings. He wanted to show human beings how beautiful the sky was so he painted it for them. And that was all there was to it.” ~Brenda […]

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The Mess of Transformation

August 6, 2014

Turns out the whole butterfly metamorphosis thing is actually quite…well…disgusting. And this is coming from someone who pets mangy stray cats with goopy eyes (yes, against my better judgment), secretly wishes she could have inspected the 15cm tumor removed from her gut, and still remembers her horrified delight at seeing the innards of that formaldehyde-soaked […]

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A Treatment for Inspiration Overload

July 16, 2014

I wrote last week about inspiration overload: a chronic “condition” I’ve picked up recently.  Over-saturated with the exuberant, demanding energy bouncing around the Internets, seeping out of the self-improvement books littered across my coffee table, and gushing from my list of “shoulds” aka To Dos. And in response, I got the most inspiring (ironic, eh?) email from a dear reader, […]

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Inspiration Overload

July 9, 2014

“Believe in yourself!” “Know you are loved!!” “Reach for your stars, then go higher!!!” “Get inspired by this awesome quote I just posted on a pic of a person leaping for joy!!!!” “Watch what this guy does at 1:19; it’s the most amazing thing you have EVER seen and will change your life forever!!!!!” Ever have […]

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My Little Gay Wedding

June 17, 2014

“We hereby certify, that on the 14th day of June two thousand and 14 we united ourselves in marriage, at Philadelphia, in the County of Philadelphia, having first obtained from the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of said County a declaration that he was satisfied that there was […]

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